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We have just created a new on-going 'Special Issue' on "Psychotherapy vs. Spirituality".
This will be on-line and free until further notice and it will also be added to periodically.

To download Part 1 of this Special Issue on "Psychotherapy vs. Spirituality", click here.

We also have 3 on-line articles that are currently available: These are pre-published on-line and available, free of charge, until publication. These are:

1) The Phenomenon of Depression: Existential Analysis and Psychoanalysis in Dialogue:
     
Claudia Reitinger & Bernhard Schwaiger
Abstract: Scientific exchange between different psychotherapeutic traditions is rare. This paper attempts to initiate a dialogue between Psychoanalysis and Existential Analysis with regard to depressive disorder. We apply a facile process diagram for comparing the two psychotherapy approaches. We find similarities concerning the descriptive levels but not with regard to the psychogenetic and psychodynamic constellations. This raises the question if there is a connection between the psychoanalytic ‘fundamental depressive conflict’ and the existential-analytic ‘disturbance of feeling the fundamental value of life’. Answering this question requires the ability to translate these central concepts into either the terminology of Existential Analysis or Psychoanalysis. This translation is failing. Consequences are discussed. 
Keywords: Depression, Existential Analysis, Psychoanalysis, Dialogue between therapeutic schools, value feeling.
To read it: just click here. 

This article will be available free of charge until 1st November, 2017: then the usual charge of €3.00 per downloaded article will apply.

2) The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy on Feeling of Loneliness and Life Satisfaction among Drug-abusing Married Men
   
Mohammad Khodayarifard, Alfred Pritz & Nahid Hoseininezhad
Abstract: Drug addiction is one of the prevalent aberrations in the present era, which puts lots of victims to death and imposes a heavy burden on families and societies. The purpose of the present study was to interpret the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy on feeling of loneliness and life satisfaction among drug-abusing married men. The study was a quasi-experimental research using pretest-posttest design with control group. Statistical population of the study included all the addict married men who were hospitalized in Shiraz’ drug rehabilitation camps in the summer and fall of 2014. Employing convenience sampling method, 30 drug-using married men were selected; then, they were randomly assigned to experimental group (15 individuals) and control group (15 individuals). Data collection was performed by means of Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), and Social and Emotional Loneliness Scale for Adults (SELSA-S). The obtained data were analyzed using SPSS software with analysis of covariance. Findings showed that Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy has a significant effect on feeling of loneliness and life satisfaction among drug-abusing married men; and there was a significant difference between pre-test and post-test. Considering the findings of this study. It can be concluded that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy seems necessary for helping the drug addicts improve.
Keywords:
CBT, Loneliness, Life satisfaction, Drug abuse
To read it: just click here. 

This article will be available free of charge until 1st November, 2017: then the usual charge of €3.00 per downloaded article will apply.

3) Euro-orphan-hood in Social Discourse: Is it really a problem for migrant families, especially those in which the parents often lack maturity?  
   
 Agnieszka Krzysztof - Świderska
Abstract: The following paper contains the results of a cross-cultural, qualitative study about perceiving the “euro-orphan-hood” phenomena, which is now-a-days a very significant social problem in Poland. The author’s psychotherapeutic background and training experience allows her to discuss it from a psychotherapeutic distance and to focus more on the role of care professionals and solutions. Officially, and only in Great Britain, there are over 300,000 Polish migrants. However, unofficial sources estimate that the number of Poles living in the UK is much higher, perhaps upto 1 million. What is more, this number increases if other European countries and the United States are taken into consideration. Most of the migrants had left their motherlands because of financial difficulties. “Euro-orphan-hood” is a general term for describing the fact that the emigration of the parents significantly contributes to the social and educational situation of the residual children. It is a complex and multi-faceted phenomenon and the knowledge of this subject is still small. To save children from the negative consequences of migration, we need to examine its causes very carefully. 
Keywords: Euro-orphan-hood, narrations, children, teachers, parents, psychologists
  
To read it: just click here. 

This article will be available free of charge until 1st November, 2017: then the usual charge of €3.00 per downloaded article will apply.


Our previous on-line articles - which were all pre-published on-line and then available free of charge for a couple of months - were

1.   Specificity and Pace Variability for Therapists' Interventions under Naturalistic Conditions.
      Margit Koemeda-Lutz, Aureliano Crameri, Peter Schulthuss, Agnes von Wyl & Volker Tschuschke. 
 Now published in: Vol. 20, No. 1, (Mar. 2016) pp. 19-50. 

2.   Therapist Effects on Treatment Outcome in Psychotherapy: A Multilevel Modelling Analysis. 
      Jessica Berglar, Aureliano Crameri, Agnes von Wyl, Margit Koemeda-Lutz, Miriam Köhler, Pia Staczan, Peter Schulthess & Volker Tschuschke
Now published in: Vol. 20, No. 2, (July 2016) pp. 61-80.   

3.   Mirror, mirror on the Wall: Please tell me, do I feel at all? 
      Dan Anders Palmquist. 
Now published in:

 Vol. 21, No. 1, (Mar. 2017) pp. 5-20.


These articles are now only available from our CATALOGUE at a cost of €3.00 per article.


Please also be advised:

We are also extremely proud to present an 'Extra Special Issue' on "Mindfulness & Psychotherapy"
This is our very 1st e-issue (available in PDF format only) - July, 2016

Please download the 'light version' free-of-charge here.
There is also a full version now available for €15.00 
(Please go to the CATALOGUE for E-Issue 2016: left-hand, side-bar)